A Beckett, Gilbert Arthur, 1837-1891

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A BECKETT, GILBERT ARTHUR, eldest son of Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (qv); b. 7 Apr 1837; adm. 6 Jun 1849 (G); QS 1851; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1855, matr. 7 Jun 1855, Westminster Student; BA 1860; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 15 Oct 1857; a clerk in the office of the Examiners of Criminal Law Accounts 1862-5; one of the principal contributors to Punch, and author of numerous libretti and dramatic pieces; joint author with W. S. Gilbert of the famous burlesque The Happy Land, performed at the Court Theatre 3 Mar 1873; Roman Catholic convert 1869; m. 24 Nov 1863 Emily, eldest dau. of William Hunt, Bath, Somerset; d. 15 Oct 1891. DNB.


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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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